Use Lush, Support the Earth (A Lush Product Overview)

I’ll be totally honest; I first heard about Lush from watching Shane Dawson’s vlogs on YouTube. He would go to Universal City Walk in L.A with his girlfriend, and they would go into lush and look. I was so excited when we decided to go to California for our vacation that year and one of the first things I said I wanted to do was go to Lush. So after visiting San Francisco, Yosemite, and Monterey,  we traveled to L.A. I’ll be honest yet again; Los Angeles felt eerie and cold to me…that is, until we got to Lush. I was greeted right away by this sweet girl who gave great recommendations and demonstrated some of the products on my hands. I was in the zone. I mean, the soaps looked like a cheese pantry. A RAINBOW CHEESE PANTRY. *sigh* But from then on, I’ve loved Lush.  All of their products are made with organic, all natural ingredients. No harsh chemicals or dyes at all. A lot of their products are vegan also! It’s truly wonderful. Here’s an overview of some of their products I have on me at this moment.  Image

First: The Buffy Bar

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wow it blends in with the granite XD! This Buffy Bar is an exfoliator,  you rub it wherever and it buffs away dead skin. It also moisturizes as well though, providing a two-in-one type deal. It doesn’t have the greatest scent, it’s like shea butter. It is, however, a wonderful on the go product. 

Next: It Stared With a Kiss Lip Tint

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A very different consistency, not a balm, gloss, or anything in between. You can apply it with your fingers but I’d recommend a lip brush. It gives a very sweet candy apple red. I’d also apply a balm over it, just to hydrate the lips more. 

Number Three: Mint Juleps Lip Scrub

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Best thing for lips ever. It’s minty castor sugar – you take a pinch, rub it on your lips and walah! You’re left with silky smooth lips ( and a smooth lip stick canvass). I also really like how it makes my lips really plump and cherry colored. A must have! 

Next: Fair Trade Honey Shampoo

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As you can see, I’ve almost used this up! My favorite shampoo to date. Half of the whole thing is pure, fairly traded honey from around the world. Totally natural and vegan. Smells beautifully flowery, some people might not like the medicinal quality of the scent though. I like it, it’s like the bottle says, you don’t even need to wear perfume with this shampoo! I certainly get alot of complements on it! 

And Lastly: Ocean Salt Facial Cleanser

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A truly great thing to have. It’s an all natural fine and course sea salt scrub and cleanser. I use it once or twice a week to remove any dead skin and such. It smells awesome, just like your laying in the tide! Again, totally organic and earth friendly. 

So go to your nearest Lush or on their website and check out their stuff, (BATH BOMBS HELLO?!) I love it and I know you will too, or you’re a freak. Great for the planet, and our bodies! 

Maybelline Baby Lips and Why They’re Fantastic!

I discovered Baby Lips at the end of my freshman year when I noticed my friend using one of them during class. She said “Smell this! It smells like Fruit Loops!” I wouldn’t call it Fruit Loops, but it did smell like a delicious pina colada! After I smelled it (and sneaked a bit on my lips) I decided I had to go get one for myself! Almost two years later, I’m a baby lips addict. Here’s my collection.

From left to right:
Quenched- A clear balm that smells like pina colada (I cant get enough of it)
Grapevine- It looks like it would be harsh but it gives a very subtle and pretty berry stain, and smells like a grape popsicle.
Peach Kiss- A shimmery nude color with a sweet peach scent
Cherry Me- Most people expect a pop of loud red color but it’s more of a sheer strawberry red tint. Smells just like a cherry jolly rancher!
Twinkle – supposed to have a very light pink color but to me it’s more clear. It smells so good though, like cotton candy!
Coral Crush- Smells like oranges! It gives a very trendy orangy-coral color that looks better than you might think
For summer especially, and when a lipstick is too much, try Baby Lips. They keep your lips smooth and hydrated for a good while. You’ll probably end up like me and want to apply the whole stick at one time (yeah, it’s that good) 
 
 
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CC Cream?

Most everyone knows what a BB cream is nowadays, but a new cream has come in to the market. It’s called CC cream and it stands for color control or color correction cream. So apparently this cream is specifically marketing to its skin tone/dark spot regulating properties, whereas BB creams market several properties such as evening of skin tone, hydration, spf coverage, etc.
I tried out Almay’s Smart Shade CC cream in light. 

I’m going to be brutally honest. This product did absolutely NOTHING for me. It didn’t even give the coverage that a light BB cream gives. However, since it targets dark spots, age spots and whatnot, maybe it is more suited for older, more mature skin. For people under 30 though, I see no benefit whatsoever. I’m sticking to my BB creams!